Boston forward Danilo Gallinari releases a statement after successful ACL surgery

Injured veteran Boston Celtics swingman Danilo Gallinari released a brief statement on the completion of his successful ACL surgery on Friday afternoon via Twitter. In it, the Italian forward, who injured his knee playing in a FIBA World Cup qualifier earlier this summer, said “Yesterday, I had successful ACL surgery. Now the focus is on my rehab and return to the game I love. I want to thank the Celtics organization and the medical staff at the New England Baptist Hospital.”

“I also want to thank Dr. Antonio Orgiani and Dr. Rodolfo Rocchi for the support they gave me in Italy before my surgery,” he continued.  “And of course thank you to all of my fans for all of their continued support and well wishes. See you soon on the court.”

Gallinari is expected to be out for all of the 2022-23 regular season, with some chance of returning in time to play in the postseason.

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